Things to Do in Leavenworth WA
Leavenworth WA is a Bavarian themed village tucked away in the Cascade Mountains just east of Seattle.This destination town is a true winter playground.
Outdoor Activities in Leavenworth WA
Winter offers plenty of outdoor activities in town and the surrounding area. Skiing, sledding and tubing for the whole family is available a... Read More
Things to Do Bellingham
Bellingham WA has the water, the mountains, and a rich cultural history. Below are just a few of the ways you can explore the area.
Mount Baker, East of Bellingham WA
Any season is a great time to take the Mount Baker Highway, state route 542, from urban Bellingham to the Mount Baker Ski Area. This scenic road takes you over ro... Read More
Things to Do Olympia
There are a number of things to do in Olympia Washingon as well as great sights close to the city. Below is a short list of things to in and around Olympia WA.
1. Visit the state Capitol. Free guided tours offered daily between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. The legislative building was completed in 1928 and is the 5th largest masonry... Read More
National Parks 100th Birthday
August 25th 2016 marks the 100 year birthday of the National Park system. Visit a National Park in Washington state for free August 25-28.
Find your favorite park and celebrate the National Park Birthday this August. Entrance to National Parks is free August 25-August 28, 2016. This includes national parks, reserves, trails, recr... Read More
The La Conner Tulip Festival?
Is it called the La Conner Tulip Festival? Actually, Laconner is just part of a much larger event every April as the valley comes alive with color. All month they celebrate the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The festival officially started in 1984 by local officials who noted that increasing numbers of people were visiting the area each April to... Read More
Bremerton Ferry to the Blackberry Festival
The Bremerton Ferry departs from the scenic Seattle waterfront to Bremerton, WA. The ferry accommodates cars and walk on passengers alike and has a convenient daily schedule. The Bremerton Seattle ferry docks at the boardwalk in downtown Bremerton at the local transit center. From here you can grab a bus to a number of spots across the... Read More
San Juan Island Ferry or Fly
Visiting the San Juan islands is one of my favorite things to do. Why? They are easily accessible from Seattle. They are each unique and they offer a real variety of activities. When visiting the San Juans you can hop across four islands by San Juan Island ferry: Orcas, Lopez, Shaw and the largest San Juan.
The archipelago is cal... Read More
Travel to Whidbey Island
Whidbey Island is another one of my favorite getaways from Seattle. It offers a snapshot of the best Washington state has to offer: hikes along the water, breathtaking views at Deception Pass, rolling farmland, historic towns, abundant wildlife and great food. Did I mention the whales? Yes, you can do whale watching there too!
You can cho... Read More
Getting Around Orcas Island
Orcas Island is best explored by car. This little island is jam packed with outdoor activities and beautiful views.
If you don't bring your own car onto Orcas Island, Orcas Island Shuttle rents cars and larger vans by the day and will deliver them to you with 24 hour advance notice.
If you leave your car in the lot at Anac... Read More
Orcas Island Ferry or Fly
Orcas Island is accessible by ferry or plane.
Kenmore Air offers flights from Seattle via seaplane or express "wheels up" flights. Flights depart from Boeing Field or South Lake Union and Kenmore offers a convenient shuttle bus from Sea Tac Airport to either location.
Orcas Island ferry travel is always my favorite. You can... Read More